Historical Museums Offer Internship Opportunities

Thanks to agreements between Truman and three separately operated historical museums, Truman students have the opportunity to apply for unique summer internship positions.

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library provides an opportunity for students to gain experience at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. Students can earn up to 10 hours of credit for this full-time, eight-week unpaid internship, coinciding with the University’s eight-week summer session. Selected individuals will each receive a five-hour, in-state tuition scholarship.

Both the National World War I Museum in Kansas City and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis are offering similar internship experiences for students. These eight-week, 20-hour per week unpaid internships will also coincide with the University’s eight-week summer session. Students can earn between three to five credit hours.

Museums are seeking individuals with strong written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently on multiple tasks and knowledge of basic computer skills.

Selection processes for individual internships may vary. Once selected, students can be assigned to a variety of areas based off interest and skill level, including archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, museum development and visitor services. There are two internship positions available per museum.

The deadline to apply for the National World War I Museum and the Missouri History Museum is Dec. 1. Applications for Truman Library internships are due Dec. 8. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Jeff Gall at 660.785.7747 or jgall@truman.edu.
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